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Daniel Shaw LCSW

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Work experience



Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Pssychotherapy
Jun 2000Present

Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist

Daniel Shaw, LCSW

Private Practice, New York City and Nyack, NY

Jan 2012Present

Group Facilitator

International Cultic Studies Asscociation

Facilitator for a monthly open meeting held in New York City  to educate and support former members of abusive and exploitive groups and/or relationships, and family and friends of current members of such groups.  


2014. Shaw, D. "Immanence and Intersubjectivity." In The Skillful Soul of the Psychotherapist: The Link Between Spirituality and Clinical Excellence. Eds., Stavros, G. and Sandage, S.  New York:  Rowman and Littlefield.

2014. Shaw, D. Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation. For The Relational Perspectives Series, Ed., L. Aron and A. Harris, New York: Routledge.

2014 Shaw, D. Guest Editor, “Making sense of post-cult trauma and the relational system of the traumatizing narcissist.” International Journal of Cultic Studies, Vol. 5.

2013 Review of For the Love of God, Gold, L. In International Journal of Cultic Studies, Vol. 4, 2013.2013

2013 “Intimacy and Ambivalence.” chapter in Intimacies: A New World of Relational Life. (Eds:, Clough, P., Frank, A. Seidman, S.). New York: Routledge.

2010 “Enter Ghosts: The Loss of Intersubjectivity in Clinical Work with Adult Children of Pathological Narcissists.” Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 20:46–59, 2010.

2007 Issue Editor, “The Analyst’s Love: Contemporary Perspectives,” Psychoanalytic Inquiry, Vol. 27, No. 3, June-July 2007

2006 “Narcissistic Authoritarianism in Psychoanalysis.” In Power Games: Influence, Persuasion, and Indoctrination in Psychotherapy Training ed. R. Raubolt, New York: Other Press (nominated for the Gradiva Award, 2007).

October, 2005 “Madness and Evil: An Insider’s View of the Sullivanian Institute,” A Review Essay of The Sullivanian Institute/Fourth Wall Community: The Relationship of Radical Individualism and Authoritarianism by Amy B. Siskind, in Contemporary Psychoanalysis, (41)4:765-773.

April, 2005 “Psychoanalysis, Meet Religion: And This Time, Get it Right,” A Review of Minding Spirituality by Randall Lehman Sorenson, in Contemporary Psychoanalysis, (41)2:352-359. April, 2003 “On the therapeutic action of analytic love.”Contemp. Psychoanalysis, (39)2:251-278.

July, 2003 “Traumatic abuse in cults: a psychoanalytic perspective.” Cultic Studies Review, (2)2:101-129

Nov/Dec 2003 “Interview with James L. Fosshage, Ph.D.” Psychoanalytic Perspectives, (1)1:55-66.

On the therapeutic action of analytic love Contemp. Psychoanalysis, 2003,  (39)2:251-278.

Public Speaking

May 2016, "Alienation and the Allure of Cults." Conference presentation, Alienation in Today's World, Implications for Clinical Practice. American Association for Psychoanalysis in Clinical Social Work

March 2016, "Fromm's Vision of a Sane World: Narcissism vs. Love." Presented at "THE (IN)SANE SOCIETY: Remembering Erich Fromm and the Frankfurt School"  Conference, co sponsored by Lynn Chancer of the CUNY Graduate Center Sociology Department and Hunter College; by Mauricio Cortina (Director, Attachment and Human Development Center) and Catherine Silver of The Program Committee of The National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis.

Feb., 2016, "Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation. A Workshop with Daniel Shaw." Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles, CA.

Feb. 2016, "Traumatic Narcissism: Coercive Subjectivity, Subjugation and the Destruction of Intersubjectivity." Presentation to The Integrative Trauma Program, The Nat'l Institute for the Psychotherapies, NYC.

Oct. 2015, "The Psychology of the Cult Leader." Keynote Address, International Cultic Studies Association Conference, Santa Fe., NM.

April 2015, "Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation," Presentation to the Women's Mental Health Consortium, New York City.

April 2015, CAPS International Conference, Denver, CO.: Wellness, Mindfulness, Prevention and Self-Care.  Discussant, "Surviving Traumatic Narcissism: From Subjugation to Emancipation."

January 2015, The Traumatizing Narcissist in the Couple Relationship, Presented to the Couple Therapy Training Program of the Training Institute for Mental Health, New York City

 January, 2015, The Relational System of the Traumatizing Narcissist, Presented to the Trauma Study Group of ICP, New York City

 November, 2014, Recognizing and Treating Cultic Trauma: A Conversation with Psychotherapists and Former Cult Members, Presented at ICP, New York City

 November, 2014, Traumatic Narcissism: Relational Systems of Subjugation, A Workshop with Daniel Shaw, Presented to the Tampa Bay Institute for Psychoanalytic Studies, Tampa, Florida

 October, 2014, Traumatic Narcissism, Presented to the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work (NYSSCSW), New York City.

April, 2014, Meet The Author: Spring Meeting, Division 39 of the Amer. Psychological Association, New York

Oct. 2012 Making Sense of Post-Cult Trauma and the Traumatizing Narcissist’s Relational System. Organized conference and presented. The National Institute for the Psychotherapies, NY, NY

Oct. 2012 Immanence and Transcendence. Discussant for paper by David Wallin. The Skillful Soul of the Psychotherapist: Master Clinicians and Theologians in Dialogue. The 2012 Merle Jordan Conference at the Danielsen Institute, Boston University. Boston, MA.

Mar. 2, 2012 Discussant, for Panel entitled: “Relating: Danger and Possibility.” 10th Anniversary IARPP Conference, The Legacy of Stephen Mitchell Sustaining Creativity in Our Psychoanalytic Work. New York City.

October 2009 Enter Ghosts: The Loss of Intersubjectvity in Clinical Work with Adult Children of Pathological Narcissists. Presentation to the Tampa Bay Psychoanalytic Society, Tampa, FL.

Winter, 2006 Madness and Evil: Pathological Narcissism in the Sullivanian/Fourth Wall Psychotherapy Cult. Presentation to The National Institute for the Psychotherapies, NY, NY.

May 22, 2004 The Role of Love in Psychoanalysis. Presentation to the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (NAAP), NY, NY.

October 17, 2003 Traumatic Abuse in Cults - a Psychoanalytic Perspective. Presentation to the American Family Foundation, Enfield, CT.

June 19, 2002 Cults from Both Sides Now - Presentation to the Cult Clinic of the Jewish Board for Family and Children Services, NY, NY.

April 13, 2002 On the Therapeutic Action of Analytic Love - presented to Division 39
of the American Psychological Association, 22nd Annual Spring Meeting,

Nov. 10, 2001 On the Therapeutic Action of Analytic Love - presented at the 24th Annual International Conference on the Psychology of the Self, San Francisco

Jan. 22, 2000 “The Dark Side of Enlightenment: Sadomasochistic Aspects of the Quest for Perfection.” Paper presented at the “Inclusions and Innovations” Conference, NY, NY, of the National Membership Committee on Psychoanalysis, Clinical Social Work Federation

Dec. 5, 1996 Carol Jenkins, Live, Fox-TV, Ch. 5, New York

Topic: Cults in our Midst
Panel Member

Apr. 21, 1995 New York-New Jersey Regional Cult Awareness Network Newark, NJ
Topic: Communicating with a Cult-Involved Loved One
Panel Member




Jan 1973

B.S. in Speech


Theater Major